The Android of cities: Alphabet’s smartphone-inspired vision for Toronto’s waterfront

[ad_1] Sidewalk Toronto is not just going to be a fancy high-tech community that will sit on the waterfront of Canada’s largest city. The newly announced, Alphabet Inc-backed project will be similar to a smartphone’s operating system, according to the company. “What made (the smartphone) ultimately magical is that it enabled millions of people around…

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Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

[ad_1] In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants reportedly took millions in advertising money from a major anti-immigration group at the same time as both were engaged in pro-immigration advocacy. Bloomberg reports that both…

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